i sleep on my back cause it's good for the spine
and coffin rehersal
i know a psychic who reads her own palms
and her findings are personal
she keeps her fists shut tight and she sleeps on her side,
well maybe she knows something i don't know

but i am still alive in love and
wide eyed in my time
not a mummy shrinking in its cloths
your cat clawed out my eyes while i's
distracted by your smile
and now my sockets sit like empty catcher's mitts waiting
and you ask me if there's anybody else that i'm dating

'anna and nathan'
anna, i'm patient

but your painted pony is fading
lost like a snakeskin in high grass
and out there thrashing like a pet bird caught in a jet stream, that's me
you count them blessings cause your net worth
oughta be less cream in your best dreams
but god put a song on my palm
that you can't read

i'm lucky to be under
this same sky that held
the exhale from your first breath
like a ring on a pillow of clouds
by you my tongue may stutter
but my gift heart screams clear and swells
to burst between the wrapped lengths
of its bowed ribbon cell

but i am still alive in love and
wide eyed in my time
not a mummy shinking in its cloths
there's a moth flock in my gut growing
a tug at my groin like tides trying to
pull moon towards them, i can't ignore them
and when we say your name our tongues catch flame
and you wonder why we ain't got nothing to say

but your painted pony is fading
lost like a snakeskin in high grass
and out there thrashing like a pet bird caught in a jet stream, that's me
you count them blessings cause your net worth
oughta be less cream in your best dreams
but god put a song on my palm
that you can't read
i'll be embalmed with it long before you'll see


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Fatalist Palmistry song meanings
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  • +1
    General Commenti love this song
    it's so upbeat and different than the rest of the album
    gumgutmorningon April 07, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAnyone else notice at the end of the album version of this song, after the final "Anna, I'm patient" the lyrics "At your house" and "Embroidered on a kitchen towel" from These Few Presidents are sung?

    I just thought this was interesting.
    nevermathon August 21, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbut what's the chorus? it just sounds like "anna-fanna" to me.
    twobluestripeson February 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA few corrections. Perhaps mine are incorrect as well.


    I sleep on my back cause it's good for the spine
    And coffin rehersal
    I know a psychic who reads her own palms
    And her findings are personal

    She keeps her fists shut tight and she sleeps on her side,
    Well maybe she knows something i don't know

    But I am still alive and loving
    Wide-eyed in my time
    Not a mummy shrinking in its cloths
    Your cat clawed out my eyes while I's
    Distracted by your smile
    And now my sockets sit like empty catcher's mitts waiting
    And you ask me if there's anybody else that i'm dating


    But your painted pony is fading
    Lost like a snakeskin in high grass
    and out there thrashing like a pet bird caught in a jet stream; that's me
    You count on blessings cause your net worth
    oughta be less cream in your best drinks
    But God put a song on my palm that you can't read

    I'm lucky to be under
    This same sky that held
    The exhale from your first breath
    Like a ring on a pillow of clouds
    By you my tongue may stutter
    But my gift heart screams clear and swells
    to burst between your ...?
    of its own bone .... self

    But I am still alive and loving
    Wide-eyed in my time
    Not a mummy shinking in its cloths
    There's a moth caught in my gut, groan
    I tug at my groin like tides trying to pull moon towards them.
    I can't ignore them.
    And when we say your name our tongues catch flame
    And you wonder why we ain't got nothing to say

    But your painted pony is fading
    Lost like a snakeskin in high grass
    and out there thrashing like a pet bird caught in a jet stream; that's me
    You count on blessings cause your net worth
    oughta be less cream in your best drinks
    But God put a song on my palm that you can't read

    I'll be embalmed with it long before you'll see...
    neorollerxon March 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Count them" is probably right.
    neorollerxon March 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttruly truly a beautiful song..
    selenaababyyon March 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttruly truly a beautiful song..
    selenaababyyon March 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's "Gift horse" not "Gift heart"
    Coowon April 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe original lyrics are right.

    straight from the liner notes
    olddominationnewwaron April 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"anna and nathan?" who put that there?

    the patient line could be right...
    what a confusing chorus. :)
    twobluestripeson May 10, 2008   Link

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